Search Tag: C. difficile infection

ICU Management

2024 28 Jun

  A new study published in the American Journal of Infection Control highlights a novel approach to testing for Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) based on the principles of diagnostic stewardship. At Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Fla., revised guidelines for ordering C. diff tests reduced inappropriate testing by 20%, which can help...Read more

ICU Management

2019 12 Sep

ICUs in the UK have seen an 80% drop in bloodstream infections according to NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre-funded research. In collaboration with Guy's and St Thomas' clinicians and researchers from ICNARC (Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre), the study analysed 1 million adult patients from 276 NHS ICUs across the...Read more

ICU Management

2017 10 Oct

Previous research has shown the effectiveness of care bundles in the diagnosis and treatment of septic patients. However, a new study suggests such care protocols could lead to increased use of certain broad-spectrum antibiotics and healthcare facility-onset (HCFO) C. difficile infection (CDI) rates. The study, published in the American Journal of...Read more